Boarding and Pastoral Care Overview

At Benenden the learning doesn’t stop when lessons finish for the day. Girls here benefit from A Complete Education and boarding is a pivotal part of this Benenden experience.

All-Round Benefits

Girls benefit from the warmth and care that comes from being a close-knit community of 550 and boarding allows them to live and breathe our values of confidence, compassion and courage.

One of the advantages of boarding is that instead of sitting in traffic in the morning and evening, pupils are learning new skills, enjoying new experiences, relaxing and having fun! Girls are typically swimming or playing Tennis before breakfast, singing in the choir or building a microlight after lessons, and in the evenings can be debating with another school or staging their own plays.

Parents tell us that their relationships with their daughters is strengthened by a boarding environment: all the daily niggles of life are dealt with at School, making family time together that much more precious. Of course, School and the girls are in regular contact with home – chats with mum and dad on FaceTime and Skype are particular favourites among girls in the evenings – and there is nothing we love more than when families join their daughters here to enjoy the beautiful grounds together.